Lemon Pecan Bread

"This is a quick bread to whip up when company is coming. From the 1983 Southern Living Cookbook."
photo by Bayhill photo by Bayhill
photo by Bayhill
Ready In:
1hr 40mins
1 loaf




  • Cream butter; gradually add sugar beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in pecans and lemon rind.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 9X5X3 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, remove loaf from pan and cool completely.

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  1. Ceezie
    This is a nice light bread. We made it with a lemon that is a cross between a lemon and a tangerine so the lemon flavor was even more subtle. I will try adding either lemon extract next time or a bit of lemon juice, but just to try it.
  2. cardamomstars
    This just made a 5 if I could I would have said a good 4.5. This was because the taste and texture was delicious!!. However the pan reccomendation in the recipe was too small and the bread rose over the sides and took along time to cook in the middle so the edges were cooked first and I had to lower temperature to get middle to cook without burning the sides. I am going to make again but use two loaf tins. well worth the ingredients however!!!!
  3. Sherrybeth
    JIM JIM JIM....WHY OH WHY did I choose THIS recipe...I'm addicted now. The combination of lemon and pecans is not something I would normally choose in a recipe, but I'm so glad I did. I've made 2 loaves of this now and I'm blaming you for the adding poundage around my hips and waist. Excellent combination of flavors and textures. The crunch of the pecans really work well in this bread. I took Bayhill's advice and did use a little more lemon. I really recommend this to anyone who hasn't tried it.
  4. Bayhill
    Delicious! This dense, lightly lemon flavored loaf goes together very quickly and easily. I did add 1/2 tsp. lemon extract to boost the flavor of the lemon. The addition of the pecans gave the bread a nice crunch. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Congratulations on your win for the football pool.



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